Photo by Jack Keough

If you are driving by The Family Fuel Convenience Store on Main Street (Route 16) in Douglas today, you may notice a pair of black shorts hanging under the sign.  They were placed there in memory of Joel Bylund.

Joel was the morning pump attendant at the store for over 20 years.  His friend Jack Keough tells THE LAKE 940, he was “a great guy with a great sense of humor and always a dog treat for the better among us.”

Mr. Bylund was 75 when he passed away earlier this week.  He leaves behind his wife Mattie, and several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Per Joel’s final wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no funeral services, so Jack has asked for folks driving by the gas station to give “2 quick toots” of the horn in memory of Joel.

But why the shorts?  “He wore shorts almost all year, hence today’s tribute,” Jack told us.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Joel Bylund.


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